Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, October 15, 1913, Image 1

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Blue and White Rallies in Last
Half and Defeats Gettysburg.
Mauthe's Boys Fight Hard to
Win—Fumbling Costly.
Ex-Captain Mauthe's team from
the Battlefield town put up an alert
and stubborn defense on Saturday
and held the Blue and White to two
touchdowns and a drop kick goal.
Fumbling proved especially costly
in the first two periods, so that all
the scoring' was confined to the
third and fourth periods. The visi
tors were always on the alert and
took advantage of the misplays of
the locals at every turn. Too often
a jersey with orange snipes was
found covering the ball after a fum
ble had been made. Gettysbuig's
defense was surprisingly alert and
many of the attempted wide end
runs of the Blue and White back
field were nipped in the bud, the
runner on several occasions being
thrown for a loss. This same thing
was largely due to the poor interfer
ence of the Penn State backs who
many times failed to get the ap
posing end rush or half back out of
the way.
Coach Mauthe was given a rous
ing ovation when he followed his
team on the field. His popularity
remains intact and the fact that it
was Pete's team helped to reconcile
us to the low score run up by the
Blue and White. The visitors cer
tainly showed to advantage and
there is no doubt but that if given
a chance, the lorm'et Blue and
White captain will be as much of a
success as a coach as he was as a
Penn State played only straight
football and her gains resulted
mostly from through centre of off
tackle play , ,. Wide ow) runs wrie
not tried often and were not so suc
cessful as is generally true of Blue
and White teams. Yet ger was the
only new backfield man to get a
thorough tryout and his carrying of
the ball stamps him as one of the
most promising halfbacks on the
varsity squad. He was always
good for five yards if given any
help and frequently hit the line for
ten. Shupe arid Weston were start
ed at end and the Blue and White
defense on the wings was looked
after in a capable manner.
Gettysburg won the toss and chose
to defend the south goal. With
the wind at his back, Hoar kicked
off to McDowell on the 20-yard
line. The ball was then rushed to
Gettysburg's 23-yard line, where
the visitors put up a strong defense.
Not wishing to uncover any new
play, Captain Miller called Lamb
back of the line for a placement
kick, which went wide of the mark,
Hoar caught the kick on his 5-
yard line near the corner of the
field and was downed by a beauti
ful tackle by Captain Miller on the
87-yard line. Gettysburg could
not make the required distance and
Scheffer kicked out of bounds on
our 8-yard line. Miller and Welty
tailed and Clark kicked out of
bounds on the 43-yard line as the
quarter ended.
With the ball on Penn State's 43-
yard line at the start of the second
quartet, Gettysburg exhausted her
resources on a futile attempt to
gain. After Welty broke up
two attempted forward • passes,
Scheffer kicked to Miller on the
5-yard line. He returned 10 yards,
Clark added 15 only to fumble
when tackled and Gettysburg re
covered the ball on the Blue and
White 30-yard line. The visitors
couldn't gain, so Hoar attempted a
goal from placement. The kick
was wide and the ball put in play
on the 20-yard line. Yerger made
10 yards and Clark fumbled, the
ball again going to Gettysburg on
the third yard line. On the fourth
trial Hoar shot a forward pass over
the line which was intercepted by
Clark. Tobin then took Clark's
place and W. Craig replaced Welty.
Miller, Tobin and Yerger then ham
mered the visitors line 'for 5 to 10
yard gains until the end of the ball
practically touched the white line
as the whistle blew lot the
end of the half.
In the second half Vogel was at
left guard, McVean at right tackle,
Welty again at half back, while
Tobin remained at full. Starting
from the 7-yard line where Welty
received the kickoff, a new life
and fight was evident in the Penn
State offense. The backs fought
their way down the field and Tobin
carded the ball over. Welty kicked
goal. Following the kickoff the
march goalward again started, the
quarter ending with the ball on the
visitor's 3-yard line.
At the beginning of the second
quarter Welty scored the second
touchdown but the kick out faded.
Miller caught the kickoff on the
20-yard line and Penn State rushed
the ball to the 10-yard line where
Gettysburg held for downs. Hoar
kicked to Tobin on the -12-yard
line. After two trials on the 25-
ya:d line Big Bill sprung a surprise
by sending in Bob Craig. The new
varsity man chopped back to the
33-yard line Irom whtie he placed
a beautiful drop kick between the
lust a time via , . called.
Shupe I. e. Diehl
McDowell 1. 1. Schaffer
liebout I. g. McCullough
.1. Clark c. Witherow
J. Miller 1. g. ' Brigman
Lamb i. t. lieag,le., Capt.
Weston r. e. Eyeler
E. Mille', Capt. q. b. Hoar
Welty 1. h. b. Schetfer
Yei ger r. h. b. Hatch
H. Clark f. b. Mahaffey
Touchdowns—Welty and Tobin.
Goals from touchdown Welty.
Drop kick goal— R. H. Craig.
Substitutions. Penn State—
Painter for Shupe; Vogel for Be'
bout; McVean for Lamb; W. Craig
for Welty: Tobin for H. Clark;
Shupe for Weston; Welty 'or W.
Craig; James for E. E. Miller; R. H.
Craig for Welty. Gettysbur g
Dreibelbis for McCullough; Spang
ler for Eyeler; Weigle for Hatch;
Zeilinger for Schaffer.
Referee, Crowell, Swarthmore.
Umpire, O'Brien. Linesman and
Timer, Bibby, S. Dakota. Time,
10 minutes quarters.
Dr. Seerley's Visit
Many Penn State students took
the advantage to hear Dr. Seerley
while at the college, and, as last
year, the latter made a great im
pression upon his audiences. He
dealt with subjects which often
contt ont college men, and his treat
ment of them was masterful. Dr.
Seerley spoke at both chapel serv
ices and an Sunday night at the Y.
M. C. A. meeting. An open meet
ing was held in Main building later
in the evening, where Dr. Seerley
entered into a personal discussion
with men who attended.
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Concerning Ladrosse
Lacrosse, the new game, intro
duced here last spring, has found
favor in the sight of Penn State
students. and already pi parations
are tinder way lot getting together
a winning team next spring. The
varsity schedule has not as yet
been completed; but the manager
hopes to announce it spon, and it is
altogether possible that there will
be some big numbers' on the pro
gram. Q cite a few men have been
coming out to practice; but not
nearly as many as should. Fresh
men in particular are asked to turn
out. Some of them have played
the game before, aid there ex
perience will help them consider
ably toward gaining a varsity berth.
Everyone, whether he knows the
game or not, should give it a trial.
for there are some four positions on
the big squard that must be filled,
and if State is to go against some
of the strong eastern, teams, she
must have the best fighting blood
that is in her on the field.
Lacrosse has been crpssed among
the minor sports and' a man can
now get his letter by ;playing the
required number of games. Also
the freshmen will give numerals to
the members of the class team who
qualify. On November 8, there
will be a freshman-sophmore game;
on the 22nd an interclais match, the
the seniors and sophomores against
the juniors and freshman. Sopho
more candidates are to report to
their manager, D. Hewitt on the
campus just back 9f McAllister
Hall, every evening from 4:30 to 6;
freshman to Hugh "gtehard or W.
S. Farley at the same time and
place. Sticks may be secured from
the managers.
Dr. Sparks to Speak Sunday
Every one should be on hand
Sunday evening at 6:30 in the Audi
torium to hear our President speak
at the Y. M. C. A. meeting. Dr.
Sparks is a man who brings out a
large crowd everywhere he speaks.
He is a man of rare personal mag
netism, and who, an authority
states, "has written the bcst and
most concise definition of a college
education ever written." This is
his definition: "To reform boyhood
idols into manhood ideals, to re
place home-control by self-control,
to develop will power and ambi
tion, to learn to estimate men and
things ar their true value and to
awaken to the fact that cleanliness
of body, habit, speech, and
thought, always characterize a
gentleman; to gain these abilities
subjectively and unconsciously
while objectively pursuing a course
of study, only a part of which will
probably ever be of use. All this
is the final measure of a college
Let us all come out and hear
some more truths equally as good
which will help us in our every
day life here at "Penn State."
6:30 p. m. Glee Club Practice
7'30 p. m. Old Chapel. Deutsch
er Verein.
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh-
man Service.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service. Address by Rev. R.
R. Reed.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M.
C. A. Address by President
Interclass Track Meet
In an abbreviated program the
sophomores won an interclass tack
meet on Saturday in which Palmer
and Mason, sophomores, and Gar
land, a freshman, furnished the best
performances. Lack of interest by
upperclassmen was evidenced by
the fact that they had but three
men who scored.
Mason, who was only mediocre in
the sprints last year, promises to
develop into a star quarter miler.
He set a fast pace and was never
headed after the first turn. He
finished in 52 2-5 seconds.
Garland, of the freshman class,
furnished a surprise by easily de
feating Entwistle in the mile run.
Entwistle set the pace until the last
half lap when Garland lan away
from him. The time, 4 minutes
48 2-5 seconds, was good for this
time of the year.
The best work in the meet, how
ever,was done by Palmer,who,by his
jump of twenty-one feet six inches,
promises to develop into a valuable
able man for Coach Martin. His
jump would often score in the In
tercollegiate games. Summary:
100 yard dash—Ludwig 'l6, first;
Aloe 'l7, second; Nissley 'l7, third.
Time 11 seconds.
220 yard dash—Ludwig 'l6, first;
Stevenson 'l7, second; Nissley 'l7,
third. Time 24 3-5 seconds.
440 yard dash—Mason 'l6, first;
Humble 'l7, second; Lewis 'l7,
third. Time 52 2-5 seconds.
880 yard run—Michener 'l5, first;
Forker 'l7, second. Time 2 min
utes 10 seconds.
One mile run - Garland 'l7, first
Entwistle 'l6, second; Herold 'l6-
third. Time 4 minutes 48 2-5 sec
220 yard hurdles—Bechtel 'l6,
first; Scott 'l7, second; Whiting 'l7,
third. Time 27 1-5 seconds.
Broad jump—Palmer 'l6, first;
Henney 'l4, second; Robinson 'l6,
third. Distance 21 feet six inches.
High jump—Pickett 'l6, first;
Smith 'l6 second; Brown 'l6, third.
Height 5 feet 6 inches.
Pole vault—Foster 'l4, first;
Malty 'l6, second. Height 10 feet.
Cider Scrap Revision.
The old cider-scrap which has
taken place annually at Penn State
for some years, will probably be re
vised. through the elements of the
old contest will remain because of
the popularity of the scrap. Each
new freshman class is larger than its
predecessor, and the scrap becomes
harder each year because of the
greater number of tren who are
massed about the cider barrel.
The pressure exerted by a few
hundred men, when concentrated
on a comparativly small central
object, is no insignificant matter.
Therefore, while no accidents have
even occurred in the scrap, it has
been deemed advisable at least to
consider how the rules might be
changed to do away with the least
possibility of danger. Among the
remedies to be considered are the
following suggestions—to divide the
class into sections; or to make the
central object, the barrel or some
artificial covering, larger, and thus
diminish the. pressure an the in
dividual men in the scrap. The
matter is now in the hands of a
student council committee, which
will recommend any changes in the
present rules which may seem
1915 La Vie and class dues may
be paid at the Toggery shop,
Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m.
Date of Annual Celebration to be
November 7—Extensive Plans
for the Day Distinguished
Guests to be Present
Many invitations for Pennsyl
vania Day have already been sent
to all parts of the country, and a
number of distinguished guests ate
expected to be present on the date
set for the occasion, namely, Fri
day, November 7, 1913. Pennsyl
vania Day may be said to be one of
the two most important annual
occasions at Penn State. Its aim is
to bring together from all pails of
the state persons in public aitallti
who want to visit their state college
and to inquire intelligently into its
work and its needs. Many mem
bers of the Senate and House take
advantage of this opportunity to
examine the institution. Among
those to be present as guests of the
college are His Excellency, Mirza
Ali Kuli Khan, Persian Minister to
the United States, and Govcinoi
John K. Tener, of Pennsyhania. It
is hoped that Senator Penrose, Sen
ator Crow and Lieutenant-Governor
Reynolds can also be here.
The exercises of the day still
consist of an inspection of especial
ly interesting class and practice
work; an address by His Excel
lency, Mirza Ali Kull Kahn, who
will be introduced by Governor
Tener; a Country Fair organized
and conducted by the students; a
review of the regiment of 1300 col
lege cadets; a military band con
cert; a glee club conceit; and a
game of ' football between Penn
State and Notre Dame. By this
varied program it is hoped to give
visitors a glimpse of the life of the
twenty-one hundred students now
enjoyirg the benefits of an educa
tion provided largely by the munifi
cence of the state. Special pm
vision will b- made to care for
representatives of the press, if noti
fication of arrival is sent in
In privately endowed colleges
and universities, celebrations simi
lar to our Pennsylvania Day ale
known as "Founder,s Day", in hon
or of the founder of the institution.
In this tax-supported college,
founded by the Federal Govern
ment and the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, founder's day is any
day appointed to be celebrated by
the people by whom anti foi whom
the college was founded.
Student Statistics
The total number of freshmen
this year is 648, or eight short of
last year's record. Of these fifty
two were matriculated a yea! 01
more ago. Four men have entered
the class of 1915 and eight men the
class of 1917. The two yeti.
course with 139 new matriculates
and the fifteen new special course
men form the balance of new stu
dents. Disregarding the fifty-two
old freshmen, the college has 762
new students.
The attention of the student body
is called to the fact that followirg
his usual custom C. W. Smith has
prepared lot distribution t.mong tilt
followers of our football team a
very neat schedule of tilts fall's
games. It will be given fire to any
one upon application at the Toggery
Shop. It is complete in every de
tail and has the Harvard game